Industries & Practices
Commercial & Complex Litigation
Breach of contract case victory
On behalf of a transportation industry client, successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio in a breach of contract case to reverse the court of appeals' judgment stating that the common-law requirements set out in Globe Indemnity Co. v. Schmitt, 53 N.E.2d 790 (Ohio 1944) for determining whether an indemnitee may recover against an indemnitor when the indemnitee has settled a claim without the indemnitor's involvement do not apply when the parties express a clear intent to negate those requirements in their contract.
Bet-the-company qui tam cases
Successfully defended and resolved bet-the-company qui tam cases for a small fraction of the amounts demanded.
Restricted covenants litigation for a large energy company
Successfully represented one of the nation's largest energy producers and transporters, Dominion East Ohio, in a case involving a natural gas supplier who placed restricted covenants on property deeds, forcing all owners and lessees to buy gas from it. The supplier sued Dominion when a commercial customer tried to enter into a new retail supply agreement with them. Courts struck down the covenant for lack of considerations and ruled the restriction as a violation of Ohio public policy.
Earnout agreement dispute
Represented a client in Ohio federal court in dispute over an earnout agreement following the sale of a business to a competitor.
Successfully represented the estate of a business owner in private arbitration, related state trial court and appellate proceedings over a multi-million dollar payout dispute with a former business partner.
Architecture firm contract dispute
Successfully represented an architecture firm in Ohio state court over a contract dispute.
Computer software agreements
Served as trial counsel in various cases involving computer software agreements.